Double-digit offer total for Newton

The quarterback position is always changing. The latest trend is away from quarterbacks that run first and would rather not pass to passing quarterbacks that also have the speed to create plays. This quarterback has that ability. Defenses must fear his ability to throw the ball, accurately and efficiently, plus the defense must try and contain his running ability.

Morgan Newton can do it all. As a quarterback for Carmel (Ind.), Newton has that ability to sit back in the pocket and throw the football, but he also has that speed that is a plus when the play breaks down.

"I had 36 total touchdowns last year," Newton said. "I had 124 attempts and 213 completions for 1,900 yards. I had 25 touchdowns throwing and had a 165 passing efficiency rating. I had 132 rushing attempts for 750 yards and 11 more scores."

"I was first team all-state AP and Herald Times. I was first team 2007 Super Team Indianapolis Star and was Indianapolis Star all-North. I was first team all-conference and first team all-Hamilton County."

While almost a third of Newton's scores came way of him running the ball, he doesn't necessarily call himself a dual-threat quarterback. It's not that he doesn't have the ability to run the ball; it's that he usually runs only as a second option.

"I am versatile. I can throw and run. I don't know if I have one distinct style. I think that I can play any style and at a high level. I am not sure if I am a pocket passer or a dual-threat quarterback. I can stay in the pocket and if the play breaks down I can run too. I really don't know."

Newton has picked up a nice stack of offers already, interested in him playing quarterback at the next level. Newton picked up some offers early, but has since seen the activity pick up again.

"I have offers from Kentucky, Indiana, Purdue, Iowa, Minnesota, Louisville, Clemson, Virginia, Illinois and Nebraska. Everyone is recruiting me to play quarterback at the next level."

Newton is holding offers from teams in a lot of different geographic areas, conferences and offenses. When it comes to making his decision, Newton is really looking at the school that will be the best for he and his family first followed by some other things.

"It will need to be a fit for the family, to get in and play some time, see if a team can get me to that next level and an education obviously. It's really going to have to fit me and my family the best. Distance isn't that big of a deal."

Growing up, Newton wasn't a fan of just one team in particular. His parents both, proudly, graduated from the same school, but Newton is pretty sure that he won't be attending that school despite his father having played fullback for that school and under a legendary coach.

"Both of my parents went to Grambling in Louisiana and I am pretty sure that I won't be going there. As far as in the family, there is no favoritism to one school or another. Growing up, I just watched all football. There wasn't really anyone in particular."

This summer will be busy for Newton, but he only has a couple of things planned as of this moment. There are a lot of things that are still up in the air when it comes to team camps and junior days.

"I know that we are going to do Elite 11. There is a seven on seven in Ohio that we are going to do. Other than that, I don't know about junior days or camps. I know that we will get out and visit, but I am not sure where we will visit."

Newton is also a basketball player with that 6-foot-5 and 215 pound frame. He is getting some interest to play basketball in college as well and says that he would entertain the idea of doing both, but if it didn't happen it wouldn't break his heart.

"I am getting some interest to play basketball, but not as much as football. There is some Ivy League. Some smaller schools like Drake, but nothing like football."

"That would be a great situation. I have played three sports my whole life. If it worked out, that would be great. If not, it wouldn't bother me too much. I also played baseball, but I am not playing this spring because of football recruiting."

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